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Robot Stories Reviews

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August 5, 2004
While Pak shows promise, especially with the final segment, a meditation on the existence of the soul, his reach ultimately exceeds his grasp.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 12, 2004
There's no pleasure in giving new directors bad reviews and it's especially unpleasant when what's wrong with their work isn't a clumsy performance or two, a sagging second act or a repugnant worldview, but a near-total absence of filmmaking talent.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
February 9, 2004
Suffers a bit too much from Twilight Zone-itis
Full Review | Original Score: 65/100
February 20, 2004
Pak relies on the basics of writing and acting to express his ideas, but only "The Robot Fixer" fully makes up for cinematic shortcomings
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 3, 2004
Although uneven and tentative, Robot Stories is sufficiently thoughtful, provocative and original to make you wonder what Greg Pak might do with access to better parts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 16, 2004
In two segments, wacky robots are the obvious punch lines of hackneyed plots. But the other two succeed by making technology the stimulus for much more human explorations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 27, 2004
It's a mechanical man with a soul, but no armor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 21, 2004
Though mildly involving, the feature film suffers from having too few distinctions among its different parts.
February 20, 2004
Slight and unsurprising.
June 11, 2004
Robot Stories has the look and feel of an above-average student film, but Pak's potential promises better things to come.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 3, 2004
This compilation of four cinematic short stories is an uneven affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 6, 2005
Robot Stories doesn't advance the boundaries of imaginative fiction. It's The Twilight Zone reimagined by Lifetime TV.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 27, 2004
They're not like the "Twilight Zone" which is an easy comparison; they're more deep, artistic and subtle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 6, 2005
The title encourages us to think of Robot Stories as the cinematic equivalent of a book of short stories, and I'd say a book in which half the stories are excellent is not a bad bet.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 24, 2004
These are simple stories, most with a strong insightful element. All but one really says more about humanity than about robots.
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
February 10, 2005
Pak sets himself up as a filmmaker to watch, a creator of intelligent, thoughtful stories that refuse to be contained by traditional definition.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 5, 2004
Utilizando a tecnologia (no caso, rob˘s) para estudar a psique e o comportamento humanos, Pak realiza uma antologia irregular, mas muito interessante.
| Original Score: 3/5
February 12, 2004
Greg Pak's fantasy anthology piece, which details the ways robots have complicated the lives of humans, has a dexterous sense of wonder that nonetheless leaves the film feeling a bit detached.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 13, 2004
The stories, which range in length from 20 to 25 minutes, have an unhurried pace but they never dawdle and never bore.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 27, 2004
The work of a feeling thinker who understands how to communicate sincerity without giving you a headache, a cavity, or a lecture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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